A Wonder Mighty Seed- Chia

Dr.Shalini Sood

A Wonder Mighty Seed- Chia

Keywords : seeds, nutritive seeds, omega 3 fatty acid source, antioxidants


Chia seeds are among the healthiest foods on the planet. They are loaded with nutrients that can have important benefits for your body and brain. Chia seeds are tiny black seeds from the plant Salvia Hispanica. Chia plant is a species in the mint family that is native to Central America. Chia seeds are incredibly easy to incorporate into diet. The seeds themselves taste rather bland. They also don't need to be ground like flax seeds, which makes them much easier to prepare. They can be eaten raw, soaked in juice, added to porridge and pudding, or added to baked goods. It supplies only 137 calories and one gram of digestible carbohydrate. 1 ounce equals 28 grams, or about 2 tablespoons. If subtracted the fiber, which may not end up as usable calories for the body, chia seeds only contain 101 calories per ounce. This makes them one of the world's best sources of several important nutrients, calorie for calorie. To top things off, chia seeds are a "whole grain" food, are usually grown organically, are non-GMO and naturally free of gluten. Despite their tiny size, chia seeds are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. They are loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and various micronutrients.


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